This week’s post features BIA member organisation Oxitec, a pioneering organisation specialising in the control of insects that spread disease and damage crops.

In a single year, there are 200-300 million cases of malaria and 50-100 million cases of dengue fever worldwide. So: Why haven’t we found a way to effectively kill mosquitos yet?

Hadyn Parry – Chief Executive Officer, Oxitec presents a fascinating solution: genetically engineering male mosquitos to make them sterile, and releasing the insects into the wild, to cut down on disease-carrying species.

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